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Mapping Dynamic Properties to JPA/Hibernate

Hi, I have a class that looks like:

public class A {
  String name;
  DocumentProperties dynamicProperties = new DocumentProperties()
  //other properties...

  public DocumentProperties getDynamicProperties() {
    return dynamicProperties;

  //other methods...

How can I map my class to be persisted (using mirror service) into a relational database where each dynamicProperties.key would be a table A.column and dynamicProperties.value would be a table A.row. Example:

A entity1 = new A("any1");
entity1.getDynamicProperties().setProperty("my_dynamic_column", "22")

A entity2 = new A("any2");
entity2.getDynamicProperties().setProperty("my_dynamic_column", "33")

A entity3 = new A("any3");
entity3.getDynamicProperties().setProperty("my_other_dynamic_column", "99")

Would produce a table like:

name | my_dynamic_column | my_other_dynamic_column
any1 |       22          |        null
any2 |       33          |        null
any3 |      null         |         99


asked 2014-11-18 15:28:19 -0500

Christian gravatar image
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Hi Christian, In order to do such mapping you should implement synchronization end point that knows how to refresh schema I found for example : http://www.infoq.com/articles/hiberna... , you can probably find newer links, Currently ,we are not aware of customers using this approach,usually when dynamic properties are a requirement,non sql db are used.So please let us know if you encounter any issue in implementing it.

Regards Ester.

answered 2014-11-20 02:05:36 -0500

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I suggest you have getter and setter methods for the relevant fields but mark these to be excluded (@SpaceExclude) on the getter.

This will allow hibernate to use the object like any other POJO but have XAP POJO reflection process to ignore these methods when inspecting the class and registering it internally.

To reload new Space and mirror PU with new code and hibernate mapping without losing data you can use the hot deploy utility. See:


shay hassidim gravatar imageshay hassidim ( 2014-11-20 11:01:51 -0500 )edit

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